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The Remnant Review

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The Remnant 

William Michael Davidson 

Sent by publisher: Dancing Lemur Press

Date of release: February 7,2017

☆☆☆☆

I was sent this book for review by the publisher Dancing Lemur Press in exchange for an honest review. 

Synopsis sent from the publisher:

One nation, without God…

Colton Pierce apprehends Abberants—those who display symptoms of faith—and quarantines them on a remote island to ensure public safety.  Years prior, the government released a genetically-engineered super flu that destroyed the genes believed to be the biological source of spiritual experience in an effort to rid the world of terrorism. As an extractor with the Center for Theological Control, Colton is dedicated to the cause, his only distraction a new CTC employee, Selma.

But Colton’s steadfast commitment is challenged when he learns his own son has been targeted for extraction. An underground militia, the Remnant, contacts him, and he discovers the purpose of Selma’s interest. The Remnant agrees to help Colton save his son in exchange for his assistance with their plan to free the Aberrants on the island.

Colton is faced with the most important decision of his life. Does he remain faithful to the CTC? Or trust Selma and the Remnant and give up everything to save his son?

My Thoughts:

I excepted this book for review because the synopsis was nothing like I had ever read for in a book and I was intrigued to see if I would like it. I started this book with the thought of using it as book to read whilst travelling to and from my training course. I started it the day before and I couldn’t put it down, by the time I had got to my destination I had finished the entire thing.

I really liked the world building and the way that the author explained things which had happened in the past throughout the book, clearly explaining the reasons why things were like they were in the world. I thought the how the author had the characters grown throughout the storyline and I didn’t feel like we missed anything about anyone. Everything was clearly rounded off. I hate reading books where you are left guessing about one thing or another. There was action and suspense in all the right places and I could never tell where the twists in the story were going to turn up, which is really good for my reading experience because if I feel like I know what is going to happen I will get bored and put the book down.

I thought the story was really well written and has made me want to read more by this author. The ending of this book satisfied me but also made me hope there was more to come. I was extremely happy with how everything ended.

The only reason I never this book a 5 stars is because I thought that even though the world building was good and well done it could of had a little more to it. If

I would highly recommend this book to people when it is released.

More about the Book and Author

Book:

Categories: Science Fiction and Christian  Futuristic Fiction

Price: US: — $15.95 UK — Amazon Kindle: £3.96 Paperback: £10.95

Pages: 242

Format: Trade Paperback & all ebook formats

Author:

William Michael Davidson lives in Long Beach, California with his wife and two daughters. A believer that “good living produces good writing,” Davidson writes early in the morning so he can get outside, exercise, spend time with people and experience as much as possible. A writer of speculative fiction, he enjoys stories that deal with humanity’s inherent need for redemption.

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